Pa. bison breeder named producer of the year

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GLADYS, Va. — Pennsylvania bison breeder Tupper Sverduk of 191 Livestock Company in Lake Ariel won Producer of the Year at the Eastern Bison Association’s Show and Sale held March 7 and 8 in Harrisburg.

Sverduk sold a bison bull that topped the sale at $5,000. The buyer of this 1,410-pound yearling was Eugene Ripplinger from Mattaponi, Va. This bull was sired by a bull that Tupper raised and sold as the champion bull in the 2002 Eastern Bison Association Show and Sale.

Awards

Among Sverduk’s awards this year were reserve champion bull; first-place yearling bull; first-place 2-year-old bred heifer; first-place pair of aces; and a silver trophy carcass.

The Eastern Bison Association held its 12th annual show and sale at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg, Pa.

Producers from as far away as Wisconsin displayed the highest-quality bison available in the East. Live breeding classes as well as a carcass meat class were placed by judges from North Dakota and Canada.

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